Song and sausage king Jimmy Dean dies at 81
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
8 comments Jimmy Dean, the man whose name adorns a line of sausage meats and whose country novelty songs were mainstays of 1960s AM radio, has died at his Richmond-area home at the age of 81, according to a New...
Snap o' the day: Fiddlin' around
Published on Jun 10th, 2010
1 comments The hula hoop is just one of Markush's many talents. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Peter Markush, a.k.a. Mark Rock, takes the fine art of busking up a notch.
JPJ headliner Lady Gaga channels Madonna
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
40 comments Lady Gaga in her new video for "Alejandro." STILL FROM VIDEO If you have a thing for buff male dancers with Moe Howard haircuts, brooding half-naked Nazi SS-looking soldiers in fishnet stockings,...
Mili-mouthing: Local man fronts Doors legends Manzarek-Krieger
Published on Jun 8th, 2010
31 comments Mili, right, works the shadows while Manzarek holds the light. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER RICHMOND–- For just $20, concertgoers got to hear songs of the 1960s rock group whose frontman combined...
Ullman: Monticello scores funny woman for 4th
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
7 comments Tracey Ullman's State of the Union appears on Showtime. PUBLICITY PHOTO FROM MONTICELLO Comedienne and actress Tracey Ullman will speak to the nation's newest citizens at Monticello's July 4...
Of Montreal rocks the Jefferson
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
3 comments Click for a slideshow. PHOTO BY TOM DALY The Memorial Day concert by Of Montreal at the Jefferson Theater was a spectacle, and photographer Tom Daly was there.
Rebec Vineyards Third Thursday
Published on Jun 2nd, 2010
0 comments Live music on the deck at Rebec Vineyards in Amherst, Virginia by Chakadelic Delight (An electric merging of jam, modern rock, intertwined with originals). Fifteen wine selections available, and...
Snap: Tom Daly on Rugby Road
Published on May 31st, 2010
1 comments Tom Daly by Tom Daly. PHOTO BY ... Photographer Tom Daly captures himself Wednesday, May 26 on the front porch of the UVA Art Museum with some of the Mad Bowl fraternities in the background. (Daly...
Afton Mountain Vineyards screens BOTTLE SHOCK
Published on May 28th, 2010
0 comments Afton Mountain Vineyards screens the 2008 film, Bottle Shock, a fictional (though based on a true story) account of the early days of California wine making in the 1970s. 234 Vineyard Lane. 540-456...
Random Row Books screens Werner Herzog's FITZCARRALDO
Published on May 28th, 2010
0 comments Klaus Kinski stars in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo. Random Row Books screens Werner Herzog's classic film, Fitzcarraldo, famous for its cinematography and infamous for the production lengths (read:...
The Bridge Film Series presents "Women and the Avant-garde"
Published on May 28th, 2010
0 comments Still from Cindy Sherman's Doll Clothes. The Bridge Film Series presents "Women and the Avant-garde," a continuation of its annual Flicks By Chicks screenings. "The six short films will provide a...
Ice, ice, maybe: Can a Park deal be struck before it's too late?
Published on May 27th, 2010
25 comments The rink was officially opened on May 1, 1996. It will officially close on June 30 unless a buyer steps up. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER In spite of increasingly urgent negotiations with an unnamed "...
DMB to quit touring... in 2011
Published on May 18th, 2010
24 comments According to its website, the 20-year-old Dave Matthews Band, one of the prime engines of the Charlottesville economy, is giving up its bread and butter after this summer's tour.
Snap o' the day: No problems here
Published on May 14th, 2010
0 comments Heavy rains, high winds, lightning and thunder did not stop the Iguanas from sizzling at Fridays after 5 on May 14.
Kluge-Ruhe screens SAMSON & DELILAH: TRUE LOVE at Vinegar Hill
Published on May 13th, 2010
0 comments The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection screens Warwick Thornton's 2009 film, Samson & Delilah: True Love, a story of two young lovers from a small community in Central Australia, at Vinegar...
Virginia Film Society screens LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Published on May 13th, 2010
0 comments The Virginia Film Society screens the stellar film classic, Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Shariff, and Alec Guinness. 215 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall. 979-1333.
Lithwick on Colbert
Published on May 13th, 2010
3 comments Hook Hot Seat sitter and Charlottesville resident Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate.com and is a Newsweek contributing editor, bantered about Elena Kagan's nomination on the...
The Darden school rocks...
Published on May 9th, 2010
8 comments Shepro got his profs moving for an annual show called Darden Follies, but now the world can watch. VIDEO Taking a cue from one of the most popular viral videos of all-time. the globe-trotting "Where...
Snap: Festival of Cultures
Published on May 8th, 2010
1 comments It was organized by the City school system. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The Festival of Cultures has drawn hundreds, and perhaps thousands of citizens to downtown Charlottesville's Lee Park on Saturday,...
Local filmmaker Douglas Bari screens films
Published on May 7th, 2010
0 comments Still from Douglas Bari's My Drug Dealer. Local filmmaker Douglas Bari presents a one-night screening of his short, Metro-Hunters, and a re-cut version of his 1999 feature, My Drug Dealer. Vinegar...